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We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.
We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.
29 Nov 2014, John W.
Product use: 6 months or more
While it was going, it was great - easy enough to clean and produced nice juices.
Our first machine malfunctioned: it simply stopped working after being used a handful of times.
It was replaced under warranty and this machine has just failed, after a few episodes of giving off a burning plastic smell. It would appear that the motor has burnt out, and this time, we are outside the one year warranty.
We have not used this machine for any fruit or vegetables harder than a carrot. We didn't use it everyday but probably twice a week. I don't believe it is fit for purpose.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
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